Basic Qualification Requirements:
You must have completed the requirements for a bachelors (or graduate) degree in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position, from an accredited college or university.
You must have a combination of experience and education which includes courses comparable to a major in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position, AND appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements indicated above, you must meet the additional experience requirement as described below:
Specialized Experience Requirement:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS- 12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: designing, organizing, and conducting original Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and interpreting scientific implications; resolving a wide range of problems in the analysis of data involving Next Generation Sequencing by applying, adapting and modifying software, hardware, and computational server systems, procedures and techniques; evaluating Next Generation Sequencing data using state-of-the-art bioinformatics algorithms and computational servers; and publishing results in scientific journals or other related professional publications or presenting information at scientific meetings.
In order to meet minimum qualification requirements you must demonstrate possession of the selective factor(s) of this position. Selective factor includes: Skill in utilizing Next Generation Sequencing data analysis technologies.
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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Friday, April 18, 2014, to be considered.